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My iPhone 3G is Taking a Vacation to Dubai!

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Good morning everyone. Just wanted to make a tiny announcement on this glorious Monday morning. For those readers who have been following iPhoneinCanada.ca since its inception in late 2007, I would like to say thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts on the living with iPhones in Canada.

You have probably noticed that for over a year now I’ve been posting one major story per day along with contests almost every week (with the help of X1Zero of course too). Well, by the time you’re reading this I will be on a flight out of the country for a much needed Winter vacation in…Dubai!

This trip might involve some iPhone 3G related research so you will see some posts from yours truly, but most likely I won’t be spending my time online (Disconnect Anxiety anyone?)! So while I’m gone, I will be handing the reigns to the blog over to X1Zero (please keep an eye on him for me, LOL) and some special guest posts from another iPhone fanatic, Barryn Deuthin. X1Zero and Barryn will be posting occasionally and will continue with the giveaways for a contest-filled December. Don’t worry, the posts will keep on coming!

I will return at the end of the month, so until then I hope that you continue to read this blog, as I will be making the occasional magical appearance (stay tuned and you’ll see what I mean). Maybe I’ll post some pictures of how well an iPhone 3G likes hanging out in the desert! So until then, I hope everyone enjoys the holidays.

If you need to contact me, I will have limited access to email, so my apologies in advance if I don’t get a chance to reply. In the meantime, you can however track my every move in the UAE via Twitter (I’ll post some Twitpics for you all). Adios! 🙂

-Gary “iPhone Fan” Ng

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  • airportzombie

    enjoy your time in dubai! i just came back from 1.5 years working out there. it’s like vegas, without the casinos. make sure you check out abu dhabi, because it is quite different from dubai.

    there are no apple stores in the UAE, but there are authorized retailers (e.g. iStyle). iPhones are not officially sold there, but it is readily available. i purchased mine at duty free when i was leaving: 16GB factory unlocked originally for the italian market (all documentation in the box was in italian). a little on the expensive side … AED3,500. other stores sell for more, some for a little bit less, but not sure if they are factory unlocked.

    have fun! btw – did you bring an umbrella? it was raining when i left … and a coat too. it gets chilly at night. 😉

  • airportzombie

    enjoy your time in dubai! i just came back from 1.5 years working out there. it’s like vegas, without the casinos. make sure you check out abu dhabi, because it is quite different from dubai.

    there are no apple stores in the UAE, but there are authorized retailers (e.g. iStyle). iPhones are not officially sold there, but it is readily available. i purchased mine at duty free when i was leaving: 16GB factory unlocked originally for the italian market (all documentation in the box was in italian). a little on the expensive side … AED3,500. other stores sell for more, some for a little bit less, but not sure if they are factory unlocked.

    have fun! btw – did you bring an umbrella? it was raining when i left … and a coat too. it gets chilly at night. 😉

  • Dude

    Have a great trip. Are you taking your original unlocked iPhone or are you going to be paying Rogers??

  • Dude

    Have a great trip. Are you taking your original unlocked iPhone or are you going to be paying Rogers??

  • Quicken

    Have a nice trip!

  • Quicken

    Have a nice trip!

  • SSK13

    Have a great trip. It really is a great way to beat the Canadian winter!

  • SSK13

    Have a great trip. It really is a great way to beat the Canadian winter!

  • Shiva (India)

    Hey iPhoneFan, I going to be in Dubai too from 12/29 to 01/02, I would be excited and ofcourse HONOURED to meet you 🙂 I’m travelling with my 2G iPhone all PIMPED courtsey your posts 🙂

  • Shiva (India)

    Hey iPhoneFan, I going to be in Dubai too from 12/29 to 01/02, I would be excited and ofcourse HONOURED to meet you 🙂 I’m travelling with my 2G iPhone all PIMPED courtsey your posts 🙂

  • Peacock

    Have a great trip! Dubai? Balla!
    Couldn’t resist: Got Brothers in Arms. Best game for the iPhone by a long shot for all Call of Duty fans. Can’t get it to work? PM me.

  • Peacock

    Have a great trip! Dubai? Balla!
    Couldn’t resist: Got Brothers in Arms. Best game for the iPhone by a long shot for all Call of Duty fans. Can’t get it to work? PM me.

  • Singh

    have a fun and safe trip! Thanks for all the daily iPhone updates. I visit this site once a day at least. Anyways have fun!

  • Singh

    have a fun and safe trip! Thanks for all the daily iPhone updates. I visit this site once a day at least. Anyways have fun!

  • Momin

    Dubai! Great place, I was there 2 summers ago. So much to see, any ways have a great trip!

  • Momin

    Dubai! Great place, I was there 2 summers ago. So much to see, any ways have a great trip!

  • Shiva (India)

    Hey Gary, I’ll also be in Dubai this month in the last Week with my 2G iPhone in tow. It will be wonderful and a honor to cross paths with someone who has helped PIMP my iPhone all the way to 2.2 🙂

  • Shiva (India)

    Hey Gary, I’ll also be in Dubai this month in the last Week with my 2G iPhone in tow. It will be wonderful and a honor to cross paths with someone who has helped PIMP my iPhone all the way to 2.2 🙂

  • Bert Friction

    I’LL MISS YOU. D:
    Enjoy your vacation. [:

  • Bert Friction

    I’LL MISS YOU. D:
    Enjoy your vacation. [:

  • Midna

    hahaha I’m in Dubai right now. I found an unlocked iPhone 3G on a sketchy side road for $1,150 lol. have a great time!

  • Midna

    hahaha I’m in Dubai right now. I found an unlocked iPhone 3G on a sketchy side road for $1,150 lol. have a great time!

  • No rain so far–just sunshine! It has been a little chilly at night but nothing too crazy. I have both of my iPhones here. Going to use my 1st gen with a Du SIM card soon. 🙂

  • No rain so far–just sunshine! It has been a little chilly at night but nothing too crazy. I have both of my iPhones here. Going to use my 1st gen with a Du SIM card soon. 🙂

  • I have taken both so far. There is NO way I would ever pay Rogers! 😉

    My first gen is the saviour here. Fully unlocked and ready to go. 🙂

  • I have taken both so far. There is NO way I would ever pay Rogers! 😉

    My first gen is the saviour here. Fully unlocked and ready to go. 🙂

  • Tim Aucoin

    Better late than never… Have a fantastic holiday and travel safely!
    ..
    I’m off to Oahu from the 20th till the 5th of the new year!
    ..
    Looking forward to catching up when I get back.
    Cheers,
    Tim

  • Tim Aucoin

    Better late than never… Have a fantastic holiday and travel safely!
    ..
    I’m off to Oahu from the 20th till the 5th of the new year!
    ..
    Looking forward to catching up when I get back.
    Cheers,
    Tim

  • Ansar

    Oh I wish I saw this earlier, I could have helped you plan some of your trip out!
    Though there are only two choices in Dubai, Du is far from the best. Its new and has quite a few bugs in its system but its something you get used to after being annoyed for a week!
    Enjoy Dubai and let me know if you want some advice on what to do and where to go. After all it is home for me 🙂

  • Ansar

    Oh I wish I saw this earlier, I could have helped you plan some of your trip out!
    Though there are only two choices in Dubai, Du is far from the best. Its new and has quite a few bugs in its system but its something you get used to after being annoyed for a week!
    Enjoy Dubai and let me know if you want some advice on what to do and where to go. After all it is home for me 🙂

  • i wish i am your iphone ahaha…

  • i wish i am your iphone ahaha…

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